KYOCERA Announces Standard SCADA/RTU Ready Solar Power Systems

05/04/09

May 4, 2009—Scottsdale, Ariz. — Kyocera Solar, Inc. is pleased to announce the recent release of a new line of standard SCADA/RTU ready solar power systems for the Oil & Gas market. The Kyocera standard SCADA/RTU ready solar power system, Series 88+, has been redesigned to enhance its superior quality, ease of installation and product performance longevity.

With more than 30 years of solar power product design, engineering and systems integration experience, Kyocera Solar, Inc., , developed the Series 88+ to meet the unique demands of the Oil & Gas industry in both land-based and offshore operations. The upgraded Series 88+ system comes as part of Kyocera’s market initiative, “Sunlight to Service,” a program that provides quality off-grid solutions for the industrial market. Kyocera’s solar panels and all components of the Series 88+ are UL certified, backed by warranty and specifically engineered to ensure the quality and performance of the product.

Kyocera Solar Inc.’s experience in providing economical, reliable photovoltaic power solutions is unsurpassed in the solar power industry.  With extensive experience in the design, engineering and integration of simple to complex photovoltaic solar power systems, Kyocera produces a wide range of applications including telemetry and cathodic protection to diverse industries such as Oil & Gas, Telecommunications and Railroads.

Kyocera Solar, Inc.  (http://www.kyocerasolar.com) is a world-leading supplier of environmentally sound, solar electric energy solutions. With operating headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz. and regional sales centers in the U.S., Brazil and Australia, Kyocera Solar, Inc. serves thousands of customers in both developed and developing regions. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, the North American headquarters and holding company for Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera Corporation.

Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera Corporation has become a leading supplier of solar energy systems, telecommunications equipment, laser printers, copiers, semiconductor packages, electronic components and industrial ceramics. For the year ended March 31, 2009, Kyocera Corporation recorded consolidated net sales of ¥1.13 trillion (about US$11.5 billion), with net income of ¥29.5 billion (about US$301 million). The company marks its 50th anniversary, and the 40th anniversary of its U.S. operations, in 2009.